Daniel Morgan murder: no officers will face punishment, says police watchdog – The Guardian

Posted August 4th, 2022 in corruption, inquiries, London, murder, news, police by tracey

‘Every officer involved in the Daniel Morgan scandal will escape punishment, the police watchdog has announced, despite an independent inquiry finding that corruption in the Metropolitan police shielded the private detective’s killers with the force ignoring information.’

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The Guardian, 3rd August 2022

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UK policing and border control infiltrated by war mentality, says report – The Guardian

‘Policing, border control and surveillance have become increasingly militarised in the UK and infiltrated by a “war mentality”, according to a report.’

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The Guardian, 4th August 2022

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Whole-life orders only for ‘exceptionally serious cases’, CoA rules – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in appeals, murder, news, police, sentencing by tracey

‘Whole-life orders should be imposed only in ‘the few exceptionally serious cases’ where a minimum term is not appropriate, the Court of Appeal ruled today in the cases of five killers – including Wayne Couzens, the former Metropolitan Police officer who murdered Sarah Everard.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 29th July 2022

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Met Police investigated over two more child strip searches – The Independent

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in children, complaints, London, news, police, stop and search by tracey

‘The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has launched investigations into two referrals involving strip searches of children by Metropolitan Police officers.’

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The Independent, 1st August 2022

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Union’s head of legal receives apology over picket line arrest – Legal Futures

‘A barrister working as a trade union’s in-house lawyer has received a formal apology and damages of £3,000 from the Metropolitan Police after he was arrested on a picket line.’

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Legal Futures, 28th July 2022

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Wayne Couzens loses appeal against whole-life sentence -Daily Telegraph

Posted July 29th, 2022 in appeals, imprisonment, kidnapping, murder, news, police, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘Wayne Couzens is still set to die in prison after he lost his bid to reduce his sentence at the Court of Appeal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th July 2022

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SAS killings: Ministry of Defence proposes judge-led review – BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2022 in Afghanistan, armed forces, news, police, reports, unlawful killing by sally

‘The Ministry of Defence has proposed an independent review of how it handled allegations that the SAS executed unarmed civilians in Afghanistan.’

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BBC News, 27th July 2022

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Met fails in second bid to sack senior officer over child abuse video – The Guardian

‘The high court has thrown out the Metropolitan police’s latest attempt to sack a decorated senior black officer, with a judge branding one of its arguments “hopeless”.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2022

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Police officer who filmed woman getting changed in Primark avoids prison – Daily Telegraph

‘A Metropolitan Police officer caught spying on a woman in the changing room of a Primark store has avoided jail.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd July 2022

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Record numbers of sexual offences reported in London – BBC News

Posted July 22nd, 2022 in London, news, police, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, women by tracey

‘A record number of reported rapes and sexual assaults in London will push the court system to “breaking point”, a victims commissioner has said.’

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BBC News, 22nd July 2022

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New guidance will ensure all forms of domestic abuse are recognised – Family Law

‘New statutory guidance on identifying and responding to domestic abuse and its impact on victims has been published on 8 July 2022, by the Home Office.’

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Family Law, 14th July 2022

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Two Met police officers charged with assault amid claims of excessive force – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2022 in assault, London, news, police, stop and search by tracey

‘Two Metropolitan police officers have been charged with assault by beating after allegedly using excessive force while searching a man in December 2021.’

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The Guardian, 13th July 2022

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Mo Farah: Police investigate trafficking revelations – BBC News

Posted July 14th, 2022 in children, London, news, police, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘The Metropolitan Police say they have opened an investigation into Sir Mo Farah’s revelation that he was trafficked to the UK as a child.’

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BBC News, 14th July 2022

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Rape victim support should be taken off Met, advocate says – BBC News

Posted July 13th, 2022 in news, police, rape, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Rape victims should no longer be offered support by Met Police officers, London’s victims’ commissioner says.’

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BBC News, 13th July 2022

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Sir Mark Rowley announced as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police – Home Office

Posted July 11th, 2022 in government departments, London, news, police by tracey

‘Home Secretary Priti Patel has confirmed the appointment of Sir Mark Rowley to lead the UK’s largest police force.’

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Home Office, 8th July 2022

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Man jailed for life the murder of Kent Police PCSO Julia James – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted July 11th, 2022 in Crown Prosecution Service, imprisonment, murder, news, police, sentencing by tracey

‘Callum Wheeler has been sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering Kent Police PCSO Julia James, as she walked her dog in the woods near her home.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 8th July 2022

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Colonel Gaddafi aide cannot challenge PC Yvonne Fletcher ruling – BBC News

Posted July 7th, 2022 in appeals, homicide, joint liability, Libya, news, police by sally

‘A former aide to ex-Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi has lost a bid to challenge a judge’s conclusion he was jointly responsible for the killing of police officer Yvonne Fletcher in 1984.’

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BBC News, 6th July 2022

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Jermaine Baker lawfully shot dead by Met officer, inquiry rules – The Guardian

Posted July 5th, 2022 in firearms, inquiries, news, police by sally

‘A Metropolitan police firearms officer lawfully shot Jermaine Baker dead in December 2015, an official inquiry has found.;

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The Guardian, 5th July 2022

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Woman kept in police cell for 36 hours after stillbirth due to suspicions she had ‘illegal abortion’ – The Independent

‘A woman was kept in police custody for 36 hours after having a stillbirth because of suspicions she had an abortion after the legal cut-off point, it has been claimed.’

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The Independent, 5th July 2022

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Public inquiry findings due on police shooting of unarmed man in prison break – The Independent

Posted July 5th, 2022 in firearms, fugitive offenders, inquiries, news, police, prisons by sally

‘The long-awaited findings of a public inquiry into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed man during a foiled prison break are due to be published on Tuesday.’

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The Independent, 5th July 2022

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